It's time to get your thrills, another carnival is coming to town.
There’s nothing more exciting than when the carnival comes to town—the sweet smell of candy floss in the air, the buzz of anticipation, the rush right before you strap into the ride, the joy of winning a prize.
Well, turns out Geelong is a bit of a hot spot for this kind of fun next month with not one but two carnivals coming to town. The first was the Vic Wide Family Fun Fair which we announced was heading to the Geelong Showgrounds in early November, and now Waurn Ponds is set to have their own fun with the Chants Summer Carnival setting up at the Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre.
Running across the first two weekends of November, the Chants Summer Carnival is a Victorian favourite in the summer months, taking to locations like Lakes Entrance, Gippsland and Watergardens.
Kicking off on Thursday, November 4, this marks the first date for the Chants Carnival On Tour, following months of anticipation for the opening of the state.
Expect all your childhood faves to be in attendance at the free-entry carnival, including a ferris wheel, spinning crazy coaster, the Extreme Thriller, the giant pirate ship, and dodgem cars, just to name a few. Adrenalin junkies—be sure to check out the Freestyle— a giant Dutch ride that reach a massive 3.6 G-Force. Not for the faint-hearted.
When you’re not hitting up all the rides, you’ll also be able to refuel at the food trucks (bring on the doughnuts and the dagwood dogs) or try your hand at the myriad of games lining the site.
Of course, what would a carnival be without some of the latest and greatest showbags to get your hands on. You’ll find Space Jam, Mandalorian, Wiggles, Frozen 2, Scooby Doo, Spider-Man, LA Lakers, Avengers plus a wide range of confectionary showbags too, including Skittles, Wizz Fizz, Maltesers, M&Ms, Brain Blaster, Bertie Beetle, CandyWorld, and new Darrell Lea chocolate bags.
Oh and best of all, entry is just $2.
Of course, this will be a COVID safe event with any information regarding closures communicated through the Facebook page. All patrons over the age of 16, must show proof of full vaccination status.
You’ll find the carnival at the Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre site (Corner of Rossack Drive & Princes Highway) from November 4 to November 14. Keep up to date with the latest updates (including opening times) here.